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Food Businesses

Whether you are thinking of starting a new food business or taking over an existing one, it is important to get things right from the beginning. The following articles are aimed at those interested in starting or growing food or catering businesses, with advice on financing, registering, safety rules and regulations. Topics covered include finding the right premises, food trucks or mobile vans, trading standards and hygiene, food business ideas, and interviews with foodpreneurs.

Here are some popular articles in this section for those who want to operate a successful food business:

Business management

How technology can help businesses in the food industry

Being successful in the food industry is more of a puzzle than ever. Anx Patel of GoKart outlines how technology can help your food sector business grow.

Business Ideas & Planning

How to start a small food production business and succeed

Follow these tips to ensure the success of your food production business.

Productivity Zone

Why food sits at the heart of business culture and productivity

Food doesn't have to only make a difference to business culture, work and productivity levels – it can be the lynchpin, argues Chris Sheppardson.

Business Technology

How 3D printing could improve the future of food

Here, we look at why forward-thinking technologists have hit upon the idea of 3D printing food.

Partner content

4 tips food businesses can use to increase profit margins

The statistics for success and profitability in the restaurant business are disheartening.  

Success stories

England’s wine industry: an overview

Here, specialist wine insurance provider Lycetts documents the growth of the country’s wine industry.

Advice

The company offering kitchen space for food businesses

Here Will Beresford, co-founder of FoodStars, explains the challenges he faced when establishing his business, which provides kitchen space for food companies.

Advice

What businesses can learn from the catering industry

Here, we take a look at what small businesses can learn about eco-friendliness from the catering industry.

Employing & managing staff

Resource management strategies for food businesses

The number of food business start-ups in the UK - particularly in London - has been rising steadily over the past few years.

Business Ideas & Planning

How to jump on foodie trends without losing your brand identity

Here are a few key points to consider when choosing which trends to adopt, which to ignore and how best to implement your campaigns.

Business Ideas & Planning

Mobile catering: A guide to managing festival season

Peter Moore, CEO of Lolly, offers some tips for mobile catering start-ups and discusses getting your festival proposition right.

Advice

The best cities in the UK to start a street food business

Setting up a street food business can be tough but incredibly rewarding and profitable. Here are the best cities in Britain to start.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats